A report said a Michigan man allegedly shot his 6-year-old neighbor as the boy was driving his bike out of the suspect’s front yard.
Ryan Le-Nguyen was arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder over the alleged Sunday afternoon shooting in Ypsilanti Township, Granthshala 2 reported.
The young victim, Coby Daniels, and his father, Arnold Daniels, told the outlet that their neighbor first struck the child outside the house with a hammer.
Le-Nguyen said something to Coby, who replied, the father said.
The family and officials said that soon after, Le-Nguyen retreated before firing a gun at the child from his window, hitting him in the arm.
“He tried to hit me with a hammer, but it wouldn’t work because I’m too fast,” Kobi recalled in an interview with Granthshala 2.
“[Then he] Got a gun and Boom shot me right here,” Coby said.
In ring doorbell video Received by the outlet, a single shot can be heard.
“Ow, ow, ow, he shot me. He shot me!” Then the boy can be heard screaming.
Le-Nguyen’s bond was set at $10,000, which he posted on Tuesday, allowing him to be released.
“I’m Trying To Find Out” [how] He got such a low bond for trying to kill my baby,” Daniels told the news station.
Prosecutors have filed an emergency motion to have the bond reconsidered. He had requested a bond of $100,000.